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German Bishop Wants Married Priests and Female Deacons

Liberal Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrück, Germany, wants married priests, “One must ask if priesthood and celibacy need always to be connected”, he told his diocesan paper “Kirchenbote”. Further he suggested a "female diaconate” and lay persons who run parishes.

Bode has the money to pay his personnel. Last year his diocese had a budget of 161,5 Million Euro, mostly coming from compulsory church tax. This year the diocese had for the first time in more than 100 years no priestly ordination.

Picture: Franz-Josef Bode, © bph, press picture, #newsJbdwhmnmva
Hugh N. Cry
Married priests fine, female deacons absurd
Dr Bobus
Translation: He wants Lutheranism
Jim Dorchak
Another example: We lost "The Battle of Catholic Bishops long time ago"! Just sad.
Petrusik
And German faithfuls want really Catholic bishops!!!!